Theater Department of STA & Visitation

Theatrical opportunities abound for Saint Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation School students. Involvement in VISTA Productions allows you to apply your scholastic knowledge while nurturing your creative talents. We offer a wide variety of theatrical productions ranging from classical works such as Shakespeare to contemporary pieces by national and local playwrights.

Our season also includes instruction in comedy improvisation techniques, dance and choreography, with numerous opportunities for student leadership in the creative and production process. Every year, we strive to design a season that challenges and enlightens our students while helping them discover their talents.

2015-16 Season

Wendy Short-Hays and Elliott Hays, directors of VISTA Productions, are excited about the new collaborations this year. Learn more about VISTA Productions opportunities for you—including acting, singing, scenic, and technichal crews.

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Our Town by Thornton Wilder

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small town of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.

November 13 & 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
November 14 @ 8:00 p.m.
November 15, 21, 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 students

Full Circle presents Old Turtle

In this profoundly moving fable, the Earth and all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness and power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's Truth is not a whole truth, but broken.

January 29, 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
January 31 @ 2:00 p.m.


The Wiz
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F. Brown

VISTA Productions’ original re-creation of the “super soul” 1975 Tony Award winner for Best Musical brings a fresh new approach to L. Frank Baum’s classic “The Wizard Of Oz” using a updated and multi-cultural lens.

April 22, 23, 29, 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 24, May 1 @ 2:00 p.m.